Steve Roberts - Tennis Director
Steve graduated with a degree in Professional Tennis Management. He played 4 years of NCAA collegiate tennis at Ferris State University, MI, where he scored several wins over nationally ranked collegiate players and won the USTA Midwest Indoor Championships in Grand Rapids.
Steve is an elite USPTA professional which is the highest certified qualification a coach can get. he also has his Level 1 certification in USTA Sports Science. Steve is certified through tennissmith in both the Great Base Initiative and Tennis Intelligence Courses as well.
He has 11 years of coaching experience and has worked with world class players with both national and international rankings at John Newcombe Tennis Academy in Texas. He also worked with many top ranked Northern California junior players, some of whom have finished top in the section
Steve is very passionate about the game of tennis and loves helping people improve no matter what level they are.
Claire Soper- Tennis Professional
Claire is originally from Tucson, Arizona where she started playing tennis at the age of 4. She competed in the Southwest section and traveled nationally playing tournaments. She regularly held the #1 ranking in the Southwest section and reached as high as #9 in the country.
Claire received a full tennis scholarship to Saint Mary’s College of California where she earned a degree in Kinesiology. She also has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. While at Saint Mary’s Claire reached a high of #25 in NCAA Division I doubles and helped her team win the West Coast Conference title for the first time in school history.
Prior to SMC she competed in some professional futures where she traveled internationally for a year before deciding to play college tennis
She has 9 years of coaching experience with both beginners and advanced players. She was heavily involved with the junior development program at Moraga Country Club for 7 years. She is coming from Club Sport Pleasanton where she was a vital part of their tennis programs.
Claire loves to work with players of all levels whether they are just starting or are a seasoned player.
Cell: 520- 465-9283
Brendan Moore Associate TEnnis Professional
Brendan has been helping young beginning tennis players hone their fundamentals and skills at Brookside Tennis Training for the past 4 years. He is certified in The Great Base Initiative through Tennissmith.
Brendan has been coaching tennis for the last 8 years and has worked with a wide variety of ages and levels while coaching at numerous different academies in the area before coming to Brookside.
Brendan captained the Los Gatos High School varsity tennis team to 2 CCS quarterfinals over his 3 year span as the team captain.
Brendan brings lots of energy and enthusiasm to the court while coaching. He hopes the kids he coaches develop the love for the game that he has.
Please contact the tennis director to schedule a lesson with Coach Brendan. 408-835-2552
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